the Drama King speaks…


The top 5 Cape Town theatre attractions for the next week…

5. Silence of the Music
In a world of diversity comes a classic tale of intercultural love told through a critically acclaimed and multilingual musical masterpiece. Leading world-music composer Lynne Holmes-Ganief combines with renowned theatre director Basil Appollis to create a magical and exotic musical journey. The star-studded cast includes the inimitable veteran Michele Maxwell (Isidingo, Scandal), Loukmaan Adams (District Six The Musical, Kat and The Kings), Keenan Arrison (Shooting Stars, Fishy Fêshuns), leading singing sensation from India Asmina Alekar, and many more.
Showing until 30 April at the Baxter Theatre Centre. Tickets: R120. Shows start at 8pm. Book: Computicket.

4. Lovborg’s Women
Directed by Christopher Weare, Lovborg’s Women is a wacky comedy spoofing the naturalistic and realistic dramas of Jorgen Lovborg (after Anton Chekhov and Ibsen). Presented by award-winning theatre company, The Mechanicals, the show is not to be missed.
Showing until 21 May at the Intimate Theatre. Tickets: R120 – R180. Shows start at 8pm. Book: 021 4807128.

3. TheatreSports
Every Monday (Intimate Theatre) and Tuesday night (Kalk Bay Theatre), Improguise present ‘Theatre Sports’ (what ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway’ is based upon). Theatre Sports guarantees an evening of much fun and laughter.
Tickets: R40 (Intimate Theatre) R50 (Kalk Bay Theatre). Shows start at 8.30pm. Book:
072 939 3351

2. My Naam is Ellen Pakkies
Based on the true-life story of Ellen Pakkies (which has been in the media quite currently), this show tells the story of a mother and the struggles she undergoes with her son who is a tik-addict. The piece is rich in text, but very raw and real. Definitely a masterpiece, and I believe all the theatre awards and nominations the play has received all play testament to this. Starring Vinette Ebrahim and Christo Davids, ‘My Naam is Ellen Pakkies’ is directed by Lizz Meiring.
Showing until 7 May at the Baxter Theatre Centre. Tickets: R120 – R130. Shows start at 8.15pm. Book: Computicket.

..and for the Number 1 must see this week…

1. Body Language
After touring nationally and internationally over the last 3 years with highly acclaimed and popular ‘Rumpsteak’, Gaëtan Schmid moves from the food that delights us to the human gestures that unite us. As in ‘The Dogs Bollocks’, Gaëtan, in his very own peculiar and particular way, will ‘edutain’ the audience on a fascinating subject : the secret language of the human body. Fascinating because, even if you don’t want it to, your body talks and talks and talks … and it won’t ever shut up!
Showing 2 – 28 May at the Kalk Bay Theatre

Tickets: R55 – R110. Shows start at 8.30pm. Book: 073 220 5430

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